China and Russia are Working to Destroy Democracy, and our Victory is not Assured
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, democracies again face a struggle against authoritarianism. This is not the ideological battle of the Cold War. It is a confrontation between systems of government. As democracies show cracks and authoritarian regimes gain strength, the global balance of power is shifting to a world where authoritarian regimes are setting rules for new global challenges, especially in information, technological, and in some cases economic spaces.
Using economic and technological tools once thought to be democratizing forces, authoritarian regimes are undermining and eroding democratic institutions while enabling the growth of more authoritarian governance systems. Illiberalism and authoritarianism are on the march at the expense of liberal democracy.